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Cannabis In The Work Place – Where Does The Labor Law Fit In

A landmark court ruling by the Constitutional Court that decriminalised the private and personal use of cannabis could leave employers in a pickle when it comes to health and safety in the workplace, experts have said. This is because it may be difficult to determine for certain whether an employee is under the influence of cannabis or
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Cannabis ruling poses a challenge for construction industry – MBA

Occupational health and safety specialists have noted that the ruling by the Constitutional Court to decriminalise the private use of cannabis has raised important questions for the construction industry. Gerhard Roets, Construction Health and Safety Manager at the Master Builders Association North, says that companies and their health advisors need consider the impact of the
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Weed in the workplace – experts weigh in on cannabis and labour law

A landmark court ruling by the Constitutional Court that decriminalised the private and personal use of cannabis could leave employers in a pickle when it comes to health and safety in the workplace, experts have said. This is because it may be difficult to determine for certain whether an employee is under the influence of
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Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA)

Planning law is one of the core elements that impact our day to day life without us even realising it. The offices we work in, the residential neighbourhoods we live in, the shopping centres we use, and the roads we drive on were all planned within a legal system of interlinked Acts, Ordinances and Town
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Title Deeds and Zoning

Construction on a site can be delayed or even stopped due to town planning related aspects. There are numerous of these aspects. The public is usually not aware of them, or sometimes, they deliberately ignore these aspects. One of the most common problems is restrictive conditions in title deeds. Before there was a Town Planning
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Enwee Human, Legal and Contractual Manager talks to Capricorn FM

Master Builders Association North continues to tackle the problem of non- payments to contractors, whether they result from government not paying contractors or principal contractors withholding payments from sub-contractors. The Association seeks to ensure that the industry is not crippled by non-payments and that no other companies go out of business as a result. https://www.mbanorth.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/7-Feb-2018-CapricornFM.m4a
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Building Regulations And By-Laws

We regularly receive questions from the public on compliance with the building regulations and by-laws. Deeply rooted in the South African construction history, are the building regulation by-laws that were developed by various municipal regions. They were developed because of a lack of national building regulations and were extremely rigid and prescriptive. With these local
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Legal Aspects: Foreign Employees

Legal Aspects: Foreign Employees

Master Builders Association North (MBA North) is aware of the challenges facing the Construction Industry when it comes to employing Foreign Nationals. The Association saw it necessary to engage with The Department of Labour (DOL), The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA), The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), Federated Employers Mutual Assurance (FEM) and The
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Department of Labour (DOL) Industrial Action Report

Download Department of Labour (DOL) Industrial Action Report 
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Legal Aspects “Foreign Nationals” Breakfast Seminar

Will be presented by Master Builders Association North in partnership with the Department of Labour, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Trade & Industry FEM and SARS. How to be compliant and what to look out for when employing foreign nationals. Department of Labour – Inspection and Enforcement Services; Occupational Health & Safety Chief Inspector
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